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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-27-2001, 08:21 PM
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Need info on swapping spring over axles

I need some help on swapping the spring over my axles on my 85 Grand Wagon. I have emailed the tech, and they said it could be done.

But they left out, how to do it exactly. The only problem that I am having with it, is the front drivers side. The spring is located on the side of the pumpkin, and I dont know how to mount the saddle on the top of the pumpkin.

Thanks for any help you can shed on this.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-30-2001, 03:41 AM
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Re: Need info on swapping spring over axles

ur just gonna have to weld a nu spring pad to the top of the casting. this is how it was done to mine.

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Re: Need info on swapping spring over axles

Been there... done that on my 78 Waggie...
Just mount a new perch to the cast housing...ensuring you keep the other side the same height....by grinding down the cast or building up the other side. Remember, to weld steel to cast, you should use a Nickel rod (arc) or flux core MIG. the Nickel is the better way to go but you have to heat up the cast prior to welding.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2001, 01:00 AM
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Re: Need info on swapping spring over axles

RIVERBEAST,
I TRIED TO CHECK YOUR WEB SITE WITH NEGATIVE RESULTS. HOW DID U GET THAT BEAST SO HIGH ????

89 2D XJ, 9+" OF LIFT, LOCKED F&R, 4.56, 4.1 LR, 38 X 12.5 TSLs AND TO MANY OTHERS TO LIST !!

I LIKE IT DIRTY,
XJ89XJ
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Re: Need info on swapping spring over axles

I have 4" Skyjacker Softride suspension (all springs), 7" SOA with high-steering mods up front, 7" shackle inversion mods with drop-down mounts (no blocks) in the rear and a 3" bodylift... total of 14" of lift...

Sorry... the link has a dual HTTP:// in it....

try this: http://home.earthlink.net/~tjnkk for the newest pics
and this... http://www.geocities.com/spazz4life for my original site with all the details of EVERYTHING

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14" total lift
4.89's/Lockers/39.5" Swampers
http:// http://home.earthlink.net/~tjnkk
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Re: Need info on swapping spring over axles

link in sig should be fixed now

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 05-02-2001, 11:32 PM
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Re: Need info on swapping spring over axles

RIVERBEAST,
checked your web site, cooollll. thats one great grand. i own an 89 g/w that ive toyed with the idea of lifting. after seeing yours im thinking about it again. hows the steering at higher speeds ??

89 2D XJ, 9+" OF LIFT, LOCKED F&R, 4.56, 4.1 LR, 38 X 12.5 TSLs AND TO MANY OTHERS TO LIST !!

I LIKE IT DIRTY,
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post #8 of (permalink) Old 05-03-2001, 12:46 AM
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Re: Need info on swapping spring over axles

Steering is great...BTW it's just a Wag not a G/W.... I did the high steering cross-over utilizing a pre-76 GM flattop pass side knuckle with a BDS 3" spacer and new steering arm from http://www.partsmike.net

You can see all the pics of the steering here...
http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Album...a=12142173&f=0

78 Wagoneer

14" total lift
4.89's/Lockers/39.5" Swampers
http://home.earthlink.net/~tjnkk
post #9 of (permalink) Old 05-03-2001, 12:59 AM
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Re: Need info on swapping spring over axles

BEAST,
YOUR KILLING ME MAN !!!!! i see your rig and get these pics of mine with a lift and tires !!!!! dont know if my wallet, or my girlfriend can stand it if i build another rig (this year anyway lol lol). im still adding some finishing touches to my xj. if u get a chance check the mid-sized board under "scram, check your e-mail". i have some recent pics posted there from 07 apr run. man u got me thinking now !!!!!!!

89 2D XJ, 9 " OF LIFT, LOCKED F&R, 4.56, 4.1 LR, 38 X 12.5 TSLs AND TO MANY OTHERS TO LIST !!

I LIKE IT DIRTY,
XJ89XJ
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Re: Need info on swapping spring over axles

Awesome XJ.... best I've seen yet....I still need a front shaft and don't have the $800 for it yet!!! DARN!!!!!

I still 'play hard'...lockers help alot....

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14" total lift
4.89's/Lockers/39.5" Swampers
http://home.earthlink.net/~tjnkk
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